VAJIRA & LARISSA’S FUNDRAISING RUN
Vajira is running 500km to raise AUD$100,000 towards the first ever Palliative Care Hospital in Sri Lanka. Since November 2016 he has already completed 382km of the 500km challenge by several marathons and ultra marathons. Most recent race was on August 12, 42km Night Trail Marathon in Obidos, Portugal.
Larissa Tichon has also joined Vajira to support the cause. Larissa is a high-achieving elite athlete with Australian and World records in endurance running.
Larissa will be running to claim the Guinness Book of records title for the fastest marathon while wearing a cartoon costume (SpongeBob SquarePants!) on 17 September 2017
HELP BUILD SRI LANKA’S FIRST PALLIATIVE CARE HOSPITAL
A very successful fundraiser! - A Night of Compassion
What a fabulous night it was! Shanthi Foundation recently had a fund raising dinner dance aptly named ” A Night of Compassion ” at the Don Moore Community Centre in Carlingford, on the 12th of March 2016. It was a highly anticipated event with the tickets being sold out 4 weeks in advance! The people who were lucky enough to get tickets for this thoroughly well organised event were not… Read more
Palliative care for Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin (CKDu) in Sri Lanka
Shanthi Foundation, a charity registered in Australia, has been helping Sri Lanka to develop palliative care and combat CKDu over the last two years. Due to the sheer numbers involved, the debilitating symptom burden, and the cost and expertise associated with treatment such as dialysis/transplantation, renal palliative care has become extremely important to manage the symptoms of these patients whether they are on an aggressive or conservative treatment pathway… Read more
A Night Of Compassion - 12 March 2016
Due to your generosity over the last few years, we are giving clean drinking water to over 40,000 school children in the CKDu affected areas to save our next generation, providing home based palliative care with Shanthi Nurses visiting CKDu & Cancer patients at home, providing Kenda made of organic rice to school children to encourage organic farming & nutrition and have donated over $300,000… Read more
WORK PLAN 2015 – 2017
Looking after patients with life limiting illnesses in the comfort of their own homes, through the training of Shanthi Nurses with access to transport to the home.
Aiming to improve the nutrition of kids in rural and remote areas of Sri Lanka through the distribution of a porridge made from native organic rice. This program will also support the growth and farming of the native organic rice in rural Sri Lanka.
Acquiring new and used (but in good condition) medical equipment for re-purposing across various locations in Sri Lanka.
Providing an income to families where the breadwinner is suffering from a life threatening illness and can no longer work to support their family.
Training for doctors , nurses & allied health staff through the Australian Institute of Palliative Medicine (AIPM), and other partner organisations in developing countries such as Sri Lanka & India.